The Journal Of Music In Ireland: Ireland's Bi-Monthly Music Magazine
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Irish Traditional Music Archive

Chasin' The Trane

Can Traditional Singing Be Taught?

Our Great Dead Contemporary
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaion

November/December 2017
<< Volume 7, Number 6
The Crash Ensemble Celebrates 10 Years – read John McLachlan's article in this issue

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The Crash Ensemble Celebrates 10 Years – read John McLachlan's article in this issue

  • Editorial: Small Country, Think Big
    Toner Quinn
  • Chasin' the Trane
    Kevin Stevens
    On the fortieth anniversary of John Coltrane’s death, and in the context of recent commemorative events in Dublin, Kevin Stevens looks at the life and work of one of the greatest of jazz innovators
    (Subscribers Only)
  • Publishing Britain
    Séamas de Barra
    Séamas de Barra reviews a history of music publishing firm Boosey & Hawkes
    (Subscribers Only)
  • Singing the Ancestors
    Fintan Vallely
    Challenging the standard idea that traditional singing ‘can’t be taught’, Fintan Vallely argues that there is now an urgent necessity to do so.
    (Subscribers Only)
  • Ní theastaíonn stáisiún eile ó P. Diddy
    Breandán Ó hEaghra
    The idea of a separate radio station in Irish for young people is back on the horizon, with a seminar on the subject organised as part of the Oireachtas. Successful pop artists, however, don’t need another radio station, argues Breandán Ó hEaghra. What is needed is a multi-cultural context for contemporary songwriting in Irish. Can a new station provide that?
    (Subscribers Only)
  • Crash's 10 Years
    John McLachlan
    John McLachlan looks at the achievement of the Crash Ensemble as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.
    (Subscribers Only)
  • Our Great Dead Contemporary
    Christopher Fox
    The upcoming Printing House Festival of New Music in Dublin is taking ‘Life After Feldman’ as its theme. Composer Christopher Fox looks at the legacy of the great American composer.
    (Subscribers Only)
  • CD REVIEWS
    ConTempo Quartet, Máirtín O’Connor, Garry O’Briain, Cathal Hayden – Spiccato Junction / Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – Where the One-eyed Man is King / Slide – Overneath / Eliot Grasso – Up Against the Flatirons / The Smith Quartet – Ghost Stories / Perfect State – The Music of Ciarán Farrell
    (Subscribers Only)
  • LIVE REVIEWS
    Niwel Tsumbu and Clear Sky Ensemble / Concorde / Tomasz Stanko Quartet / Masters of Tradition / Music 21 / Piperlink / Opera Theatre Company / Lakker / Ryoji Ikeda / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
    (Subscribers Only)
  • LETTERS
    Ambered Insects and Red Herrings / Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Experimental Traditional Music
  • Seamus Ennis, Peadar Mercier, Dan O’Dowd & Proinnsias Ní Dhorchaí
    Images from the Irish Traditional Music Archive
  • Notes
  • Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive
  • Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre